THE NEW 5-TRACK EP
RELEASED 7th APRIL 2017
Released on CD and Digital Download
ON TOUR IN THE UK FROM MARCH 2017
Rainbreakers are pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated second EP “Rise Up” on Friday 7th April 2017. The 5-track EP was recorded at Purple Door Studios with highly acclaimed producer Robin Andrews (Conduct, Samplephonics, Blu Mar Ten Records).
Rainbreakers, a four piece outfit from Shrewsbury, have been hailed as one of the freshest new sounds in the UK blues rock and soul circuit. The band have developed a distinctive sound that embodies a fusion of dynamic musical elements that bridges the gap between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul.
The band are particularly fascinated with the sounds of the past, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves.
“A breath of fresh air on the current UK blues scene”
– Blues & Soul Magazine
“Their sound channels the greats of the 60’s and 70’s yet with a modern
twist and a healthy dose of soul. They may hail from Shrewsbury UK but
their groove tells you Austin, Texas”
– National Rock Review
“Loud and attention grabbing… fusing genres into the wild seemingly abandoned… not only endearing it is verging on the magnificent”
– Liverpool Sound and Vision
Rise Up, demonstrates the bands progression as song writers and musicians. The songs shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop, forge an inspiring combination.
The new EP is all about living up to your own potential and being the best version of yourself. The bands song writing and musicality on their second EP reflects this idea and is a culmination of the bands efforts since they started performing live in 2014.
Ben Edwards – Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Richards – Lead Guitar
Peter Adams – Bass
Sam Edwards – Drums
Rise Up – Track by Track
1. On My Own
It’s about the realisation that sometimes it’s better to be on your own than in a destructive relationship. It’s always easy when you first meet someone to have your rose tinted glasses on, but at some point you have to remove the guard and that can reveal a completely different person to the one you thought. The song reflects the moment that you have the realisation and explaining that to your partner. We’ve all been in relationships that we probably shouldn’t have stayed. This song reflects both parties feelings of not being right for one another. The constant push of the main riff throughout the song, forces you to move away from the destructive path and move on.
2. Rise Up
Rise Up is a reflection of what is happening in the world in the aftermath of Brexit, Trump and the divide being created throughout the masses. We are of the opinion that there is a great pressure to conform and be happy with the world we are given, where as it is our belief that there can always be another choice, it is just whether people decide to act on it. We wanted the song to have some real groove about it to give the song a positive outlook, taking inspiration from one our favourite bands, Pimps of Joy Time. We feel the song solidifies that up beat optimistic vibe while still maintaining the gravitas to convey a very poignant message. We the people make the change. We the people Rise Up.
3. Waiting On You
Waiting on You is the precursor to On My Own the story of a relationship where you are constantly waiting on promises that they will change their ways but never achieving those goals. The song has a very floaty and dream like vibe to it, reflecting the feelings of hope optimism that things can get better when in reality, sometimes things just don’t work. The style of Waiting On You highlights our inspiration drawn from soul music, but the middle 8 in the song brings it back to the our rock and blues roots and also represents the anger and confusion of emotions felt during these times.
This track is all about falling completely in love. We have all been through the bad relationships in life and this song reflects finding someone that makes all those concerns fall away and someone that just makes the everyday easy again. We like to think that this song draws on the musical influence of bands like Monophonics, with a psychedelic soul vibe. Emulating the whirlwind of emotions that are felt during this hypnotic and exciting first discovery.
5. Living Free
The EP ends with a Living Free, a song with a lot to say about the internalisation of feelings and anxiety. The inspiration for this song comes from those little arguments everybody has with themselves and the struggle you feel between two contrasting emotions. The whole song builds from just the drums to an explosion of sounds at the end, giving that feeling of a building tension within your mind and the release that follows when you finally come out the other side.
2017 UK TOUR DATES
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2017 UK TOUR DATES
The Robin 2, Bilston
Wednesday 5th April 2017
Special Guest to Danny Bryant
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Box Office: 01902 401 211
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20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, WV14 7LJ
Bowness Bay Blues 2017, Bowness Bay
Saturday 8th April 2017
Book Online: www.breweryarts.co.uk, https://trybooking.co.uk
Architectural Design Ltd, One Queens Yard, LA23 1AN
The Old Courts, Wigan
Thursday 27th April 2017
Box Office: 01942 410499
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The Old Courts, Gerrard Winstanley House,
Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA
2017 Summer Tour
The Tuesday Night Music Club, Surrey
Tuesday 13th June 2017
Book Online: www.thetuesdaynightmusicclub.co.uk
The Hooley Village Club, St Margaret’s Road, Hooley Village, Surrey, CR5 3RB
2017 Autumn Tour
Ilfracombe Blues Festival, Clitheroe
Sunday 12th November 2017
Book Online: www.ilfracombebluesfestival.co.uk
Ilfracombe Holiday Park, Marlborough Rd,
Ilfracombe, EX34 8PF
Rainbreakers are a four piece outfit hailing from Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK who have exploded on to the British music scene with powerful and soulful blues rock driven songs.
In 2016, Rainbreakers reached new heights, with a string of live dates up and down the country supporting the likes of Corky Laing (Mountain), The London Souls, The Devon Allman Band, Laurence Jones and Ryan McGarvey. Their performance at last year’s Great British Rock and Blues Festival in Skegness saw them win the crowd vote on the Introducing Stage and gain a place on the Main Stage at this year’s festival. The bands efforts have even gained the attention of The British Blues Awards, who nominated Rainbreakers for The Barry Middleton Award for Best Emerging Artist 2016.
Since the release of their Blood Not Brass EP, Rainbreakers have found themselves being featured extensively throughout a variety of media platforms. The Blues Magazine and Blues & Soul magazine celebrated the band’s refreshing outlook on the blues rock scene, while radio stations across the country, most notably The Paul Jones Blues Show on BBC Radio 2, played their songs respectively.
With the release of Rise Upon the 7th April 2017, Rainbreakers showcase their fascination with the sounds of the past, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band commands a clear foothold with the sounds of their own generation, expressing an affinity with contemporary bands including the likes of The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr.